Satish Kaushik says, “There are two strong characters in the film along with a young couple. My friend Anupam Kher will be playing one of the roles. Anupam and I go back a long way. We met while we were studying at the
National School of Drama (NSD) in 1975 and we have been friends since. It is always great to share a stage or screen space with Anupam. We have worked together in several films, including ‘Uttar Dakshin’ and ‘Ram Lakhan’. Since our understanding as actors and friends is always in sync, I approached him for the remake of ‘Nirnnayakam’ and I am glad he agreed.”
Anupam has also acted in Satish’s earlier directorial ventures like ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’, ‘Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain’, ‘Shaadi Se Pehle’ and ‘Gangs of Ghost’.
As an artiste, Satish has made a conscious effort to stay relevant even after so many years. He says, “Though I was quite active as a filmmaker, I never left acting. In the last few years, I’ve been part of films like ‘Udta Punjab’, ‘Soorma’, ‘Chhalaang’ and my own directorial, ‘Kaagaz’. I strongly feel that I have adapted to the changing times and have reinvented myself. With the Hindi remake of ‘Nirnnayakam’ and a couple of projects, I’m set to play some pivotal roles.”